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iPod nano (6th generation) - Technical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • Height: 1.48 inches (37.5 mm)
  • Width: 1.61 inches (40.9 mm)
  • Depth: 0.35 inch (8.78 mm) including clip
  • Weight: 0.74 ounce (21.1 grams)1
  • Volume: 0.614 cu. inch (10,056 cu. mm)

Capacity2

  • 8GB
  • 16GB

Display

  • 1.54-inch (diagonal) color TFT display
  • 240-by-240-pixel resolution
  • 220 pixels per inch

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

FM Radio

  • Regional settings for Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Japan
  • Live Pause feature for pausing a radio broadcast and rewinding (within a 15-minute buffer)

Sensor

  • Accelerometer

Battery and Power3

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 24 hours of music playback when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
    • Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 3 hours

Languages

  • 29 UI languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese (Traditional Chinese), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Song, album, and artist information can also be displayed in Bulgarian, Serbian, Slovenian, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. For Arabic and Hebrew language support, some UI elements are not right to left.
  • Fitness spoken feedback is available in seven languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English (U.S.), French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish (Spain).
  • 29 VoiceOver languages: Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, UK, and U.S.), Finnish, French (Canada, France), German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Swedish, Thai, Turkish

In the Box

  • iPod nano
  • Apple Earphones
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide and Important Product Information

Headphones

  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver gesture-based screen reader
  • High-resolution LCD display with adjustable backlight settings for easier reading in low light
  • White on black display
  • Mono Audio

System Requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port, OS X v10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 10 or later4
  • PC with USB 2.0 port; Windows 7, Vista, or XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later; and iTunes 10 or later
  • Internet access required; broadband recommended; fees may apply

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

 

iPod nano and the Environment
Apple takes a complete product lifecycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

iPod nano is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • Mercury-free
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable aluminum enclosure

Apple and the Environment
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Apple Product Environmental Reports detail the environmental attributes of our products.

Recycling
Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your iPod.

Accessories

In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
Engineered for extreme clarity and audio accuracy, these headphones let you hear musical details you’ve been missing.
Learn more about In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Earphones with Remote and Mic
These earbud headphones have convenient buttons that let you adjust volume and control music and video playback.
Learn more about Earphones with Remote and Mic

USB Power Adapter
Use this ultracompact USB-based adapter to charge your iPhone or iPod whenever it’s not connected to a computer.
Learn more about USB Power Adapter

Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable
Use the Dock Connector to USB Cable to charge and sync your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with your Mac or Windows PC.
Learn more about Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable

See more accessories in the Apple Online Store


  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2010 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC). Video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  4. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music. 
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